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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Former Outlaws bassist Harvey Arnold releases "Outlaw" 3/4!

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Harvey Dalton Arnold Releases Outlaw March 4th! 

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (February 26, 2014) - Outlaw, the debut solo album from Harvey Dalton Arnold, offers a new take on traditional blues music. The album will be released March 4th, and a CD Release Party will be held at the High Tide Lounge in Carolina Beach on March 1st.

Harvey Arnold was the left-handed bass player for the Outlaws from 1976 to 1980. He was known for writing songs, taking the lead on vocals, and providing harmonies for the Southern rockers. Surprisingly, he did not grow up in a musical family. His summer job at a gas station in Wilmington, NC exposed him to both blues and gospel music.

That's where he heard B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin for the first time. "I knew this was the music I wanted to do," Arnold said. Bluegrass and old country, like Hank Williams Sr., also flowed through his veins through his upbringing in eastern NC.

The album includes a mix of traditional blues songs and his personal songs with a blues twist. He shows his flexibility and love for all things music in his first acoustic album.

"Cold and Lonesome" is a standout track. The song has changed with each band he's played it with, including the Outlaws, so the blues version was bound to happen. "I Got You" is another stand out. A girl he dated thought the song was about her, but it's really about the love for his first Martin guitar. He recorded the album in one continuous take, providing a smooth and real quality to the track progression.

"I've loved to rock out and most of my career has been with electric bands," Arnold said, "but this album is the music that I think was the true me before the rock and roll and will be long after. I'm very lucky that Music Maker has given me this chance to share the style that I think I will play for years to come."

The album was recorded in February of 2013 at the Music Maker Relief Foundation studio in Hillsborough, N.C.

Acclaim for Harvey Dalton Arnold:
"It's apparent that years away from the music business have only honed [Arnold's] talent and his voice is strong than ever." - Crewser Entertainment

"Harvey's vocals and guitar playing reflect his first love-the blues. His vocal ability is top shelf." - Raleigh Music Industry Association

Outlaw can be purchased at starting March 4th.

Tour Dates:

3/1/2014 - High Tide Lounge, Carolina Beach NC
3/2/2014 - The Pour House, Raleigh, NC (as The Harvey Dalton Arnold Band)
4/11/2014 - The Morehead Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, NC (as The Harvey Dalton Arnold Band)
4/26/2014 - The Blue Note Grill, Durham, NC (as The Harvey Dalton Arnold Band)
7/12/2014 - The BellTree Tavern, Southern Pines, NC (as The Harvey Dalton Arnold Band)  

About Music Maker Relief Foundation:
Music Maker Relief Foundation, Inc. is a tax exempt, public charity under IRS code 501(c)3. Music Maker aims to keep our Southern culture vital by directly supporting senior (over 55) American roots musicians in need, expanding their professional careers, and providing with basic life needs so they can focus on their art. Music Maker also assists Next Generation (under 55) artists in the development of their professional careers. Since the organization's founding in 1994, Music Maker has assisted hundreds of musicians who represent the traditions of Blues, Gospel, Old-Time String Band, Jazz and more. Music Maker's programs ensure the talents of these cultural treasures are accessible so that our rich musical heritage can be shared with the world and preserved for future generations.

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